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For Women In and Out of Politics, Gender Doesn't Matter (Except When It Does)

-Mary C. Curtis
Women in politics have to walk a tightrope -- in tasteful, yet sexy, high heels. Society, in other words, hasn't figured out what it wants from its powerful women.
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Obama: Allies Will Soon Take Control of Libyan Campaign

-Politics Daily Staff

'I have absolutely no doubt that we will be able to transfer control of this operation to an international coalition,' President Obama said Tuesday.

Democrats Could Lose Senate, Biden Warns Party

-Politics Daily Staff

Democrats are only four seats away from losing control of the Senate to Republicans in 2012, Vice President Biden warned supporters in a online appeal for donations Tuesday.

Republican Sen. Scott Brown: GOP's Planned Parenthood Cut 'Goes Too Far'

-Politics Daily Staff

The Massachusetts Republican joins another GOP senator, Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, in expressing concerns about a proposal to end federal funding for the organization.

Obama Getting Heat From Left and Right for U.S. Role in Libyan Attacks

-Politics Daily Staff

Republicans such as Richard Lugar and Roscoe Bartlett are questioning the U.S. intervention, but so are Democrats Jim Webb and Dennis Kucinich.

Democrats, Republicans, Independents Differ on Issues That Worry Them Most

-Bruce Drake

Republicans say federal spending is their top worry; Democrats name health care; and independents say the overall economy is their top concern.

Obama in Brazil, Balancing Latin American Swing With Libyan Crisis

-Politics Daily Staff

The president is seeking to strengthen economic ties with the region's growing economies, especially Brazil.

Newt Gingrich: President Obama 'Fixated' on Final Four

-Politics Daily Staff

Newt Gingrich says President Obama is acting like the "spectator in chief instead of the commander in chief."

Wisconsin Judge Puts Hold on Law Limiting Union Bargaining

-Politics Daily Staff

The Dane County judge handed Gov. Scott Walker a setback by issuing a temporary restraining order based on a complaint challenging the rapid-fire legislative process. State plans to quickly appeal.

Poll: Slim Majority Supports Gay Marriage

-Politics Daily Staff

The poll found 53 percent backing for legalization of same-sex marriage -- up from just over one-third five years ago.

House Votes to Cut Federal Funding for National Public Radio

-Politics Daily Staff

The measure bans federal money for NPR and prevents member stations from using taxpayer dollars to pay dues to NPR or acquire programming from it. The White House said it opposes the bill.

Stopgap Spending Bill Approved by Senate

-Politics Daily Staff

The Senate on Thursday approved another stopgap spending bill that cuts $6 billion more from the federal budget and keeps the government running until at least April 8.

Sarah Palin Heading to Israel, Taking Path of Other GOP Hopefuls

-Politics Daily Staff

Palin, the 2008 GOP vice presidential nominee, plans to meet with Israel's conservative prime minister, Binyamin Netanyahu.

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